Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Coins of the Principality of Kyiv issued by Grand Prince Vladimir Olgerdovich

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
1h
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw

Speaker

Olga Venger (South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky)

Description

Silver coins of Grand Prince Vladimir Olgerdovich (1362–1394) were minted on disks cut from a metal sheet. With this method there were no silver waste and a fairly high weight standard was ensured. Coin blanks were sub-circular or oval, between 8 and 15 mm in diameter, and 0.1 and 0.67 g in weight. Since there is no written evidence to confirm the operation of a mint in Kyiv the provenance of these coins is not fully understood. Currency was Hryvnia (weight 204.75 g). Coin stop consisted of 300 coins per one silver hryvnia. Money was minted of .900 fine silver, while bracteates and denarii were made of .500 and .600 fine silver.
Placed on the obverse was the prince’s mark. There were several types of reverses: plexus and legend in circle with name of the Prince and with letters IS around circular frame.

Primary author

Olga Venger (South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky)

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